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Fiction news and analysis from The Nation
June 1, 2017
J.M. Coetzee’s Essential Protestantism
In his last two novels, Coetzee has tried to recover the scandal and strangeness of early Christianity.
May 10, 2017
What Herman Melville Can Teach Us About the Trump Era
He would point out that what plagues us are the sins of the past coming home to roost: America’s tolerance of bigotry and blindness to its own faults.
May 3, 2017
George Saunders’s Lincoln
The novel ‘
Lincoln in the Bardo’
examines the Civil War as the root of America’s violent past—and as a possible source of empathy that might release us from it.
April 14, 2017
Hwang Jungeun’s Noisy, Crowded Space
achieves dense social meaning with spare prose.
E. Tammy Kim
March 29, 2017
Ali Smith’s Novel of Disintegration
’s recurring themes is our willed blindness to what threatens our sense of order—from climate change to financial and political insecurity.
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March 22, 2017
Elif Batuman’s Bold and Defiantly Imperfect novel
Elif Batuman’s debut novel reminds us that part of the novel’s genius that it made room for the extraneous and the unplanned
March 20, 2017
Caught Between Modernity and Tradition
With sympathy and ruthlessness, U.R. Ananthamurthy’s novel
gives shape to the mutinies that raged within mid-century India.
March 13, 2017
Trump’s America Is Like a Dystopian Novel, With One Importance Difference
We’re not readers, but active participants—with the ability to rewrite the ending.
March 7, 2017
Trump Doesn’t Realize These Are Wars We Cannot Win
From Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII to today’s Afghanistan, America has developed a dangerous obsession with “winning.”
February 22, 2017
When Time Stopped Forever
Han Kang’s new novel mines the violent past and uncertain future of South Korean politics.
E. Tammy Kim